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Propagation of jarrah (Eucalyptus marginata) by organ and tissue culture

Bennett, I.J. and McComb, J.A. (1982) Propagation of jarrah (Eucalyptus marginata) by organ and tissue culture. Australian Forest Research, 12 (2). pp. 121-127.

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Micropropagation methods are described for the production of clonal lines from Eucalyptus marginata (jarrah) seedlings. Nodal explants from mature trees can also yield shoot cultures, but a high frequency of contamination occurs among such explants. Uncontaminated callus cultures can be produced from mature trees by culturing stamen filaments and shoots can subsequently be regenerated from this callus. The rooting percentage of shoot cultures from either nodes or stamen callus of mature trees is low compared with that from seedling explants. Considerable variation was observed between trees in the ability of stamen callus to regenerate shoots and in the frequency of rooting.

Publication Type: Journal Article
Murdoch Affiliation: School of Environmental and Life Sciences
Publisher: CSIRO
Copyright: © CSIRO 1982
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